Distinguished Young Women OF Lawrence County

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Allison Ross
Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County for 2024
Local Program Information

Class of 2025 applications are now open!

Please note the participation deadline has passed for seniors graduating in the class of 2024.

Life-Changing Experience

College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County

2025 Local Participants

These participants will take part in the up-coming local program.


2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County

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Allison Ross
New Castle

University Preference
Penn State University

Career Goal

National Honors Society, High Honor Recipient, Peer Leadership, 3-time First Place Impromptu speech, 2nd Place Duo Impromptu speech, 1st and 2nd place Extemporaneous Speech, 2-time WPIAL 1A Varsity Softball Champion, Youth National Travel Softball Champion, and Steelers STEM finalist, PIAA 1A Softball State Runner-up

Lead in school musical productionsVarsity softball, Travel softball, Varsity Volleyball, Travel volleyball, Tech club, Entrepreneurship Club, Social Media club, Journalism club, Forensics Public Speaking club, Peer Leadership, National Honors Society, Teenetes Club, and Steelers STEM Presenter, Rotary Youth Leadership Award selected participant

STEAM Week Staff/Helper, Wrapping Christmas gifts at local Crisis Shelter, Singing at The Confluence, Wrapping Easter Baskets for families at Union Elementary, Thanksgiving food drive, Program partnership with the Girl Scouts of America in Western Pennsylvania

2025 Local Participants

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